You’ve recently decided that a mobility car would give you the freedom that you deserve, but you don’t know where to even begin. There are so many modifications, add-ons, and car adaptations available that it can be overwhelming.
Finding out what will suit you and your needs can be challenging. There are lots of options available to you and the following steps will simplify the information to allow you to build your perfect mobility car.
Accelerating and braking using standard vehicle pedals can be an uphill battle, which is where hand controls come in. This is an alternative method of regulating your speed without requiring the use of your legs. PB Conversions manufacture push pull hand controls that are sleek and designed for comfort and are tailor-fit to each vehicle.
Hand controls operate by pulling the lever towards you to accelerate and pushing away from you to brake. They are easily adjusted, can be added to automatic vehicles, and if someone operating the vehicle does not need the hand control, they simply use the pedals as usual.
Some people struggle to drive with both hands and so with the addition of a steering ball aid for steering or an indicator toggle for easier signalling, driving can be easier again. If steering due to the weight of the car also becomes a problem, the steering can be lightened for you meaning it won’t be such a hassle to turn. There are many different types of aids to assist with this depending on what you find most comfortable and easy to use.
For drivers who particularly struggle with accelerating, PB Conversions offer multiple mobility car services, including their twin flip left foot accelerator. This equips mobility cars with two accelerator pedals, either side of the brake pedal.
The driver is then able to utilise whichever pedal is more convenient for them and the pedal not in use will rise out of the way. This adaptation also ensures that anyone wishing to drive the car as standard can do so.
The drive from the wheelchair vehicles range from PB Conversions are completely custom-built for the user, giving freedom to wheelchair users while driving. The vehicles are built around the user, so they can choose to sit in the front with the driver or take control as the driver, depending on their preference. Powered wheelchairs are also an option and can be modified to suit different medical needs, including tilt and lift functions, electric footrests and adjustable backrests, headrests, and armrests.
With so many opportunities for car conversions, there is no reason why everyone can’t enjoy the independence they get from driving. Whatever your wants and needs, there are adaptations available for anyone and everyone, meaning there is always a way to have an accessible vehicle.
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you get behind the wheel, get in touch today on 01525 850588 or head over to our contact page for more details.
In 4 years I have found everyone from Paul to Technicians the most helpful and obliging. Don't hang about neat and professional.
Always very friendly and helpful/ And if you do have a problem they will do their best to sort it out. Thank you.
You and your staff do a wonderful job, everyone is very friendly, efficient and professional and any work you undertake leaves me feeling safe and secure, Here's to many more years using your company
Thank you for fixing my car so I can get back on the road and gain freedom.
Thank you so much for all your advice, help and very professional job on adapting our car. Without your advice I would never have known to apply for a grant. You were excellent, thank again.
Just had controls fitted to my car to help drive further, very helpful and very friendly, would certainly recommend them.
Very helpful and friendly staff, No complaints at all, excellent service.
Absolutely excellent, all the staff were tremendous. Thank you.
If you are a disabled driver, or know a disabled driver in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Northamptonshire, please contact PB Conversions for a free no obligation quote to assess what products would benefit you.